Memories of Provence-Part 6

The quilting is complete. Hurrah!!! This post looks at the final borders and the center.

For the checkerboard border, I just couldn’t make myself quilt each little 3/4″ square. So I treated the border as 2 four patches on the diagonal and quilted line dancing. I also quilted line dancing in each triangle.  The last border has piano keys. Easy and I like how I can slightly adjust the edge of the quilt when trimming.

It makes an interesting diamond pattern on the back.

Other than the background quilting, I left the center quilting until the end. I like to repeat motifs and I wasn’t sure what I would quilt. So the center square is quilted with line dancing, sid, and leaf feather.  

The feather star has feathers and point to point straight line quilting.

  I repeated the leaf feather in the applique and of course, the flower center begged for pebbles. The large leaves needed veins.


Line dancing was repeated in the baskets.

The quilt draped over my Longarm.

Well, it’s done. Always a relief to get to the end but always a pleasure to see it hanging at various venues. Guess I’ll have to buy a bunch of tickets and see if I can win it back. Sure would look good on my bed!

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Friend’s William Morris Quilt Wins

Ellene’s Billy’s Bluebirds won third place in the Wall Hanging category at the MidAtlantic Quilt Festival!!! Ellene, Joan and I went to the quilt show and were so excited to see her quilt hanging there with that bright yellow ribbon. Her quilt is such a beautiful piece. When people realized the quilter was standing there, they started asking her, “How did you do that.” Her work is awesome.


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Customer Quilt Show

It has been crazy around here.  You would think that since I don’t “work” I would have lots of time.  Not really.  I’m busy from the time I get up in the morning until I go to bed and I’m still not spending as much time cleaning the house as I should (not that it’s going to change).

These customer quilts were finished 2-3 months ago.

Susan’s quilt (maybe her first but not sure) – pantograph

Jean’s Tumbling Blocks Quilt with Ebb and Flow Pantograph

Marilyn’s Christmas Applique Quilt – she will add beads to some of the blocks to finish them. Some of the fabrics were fuzzy.  Border is quilted with swags but it’s difficult to see.

Santa with fuzzy bear and curls in his beard.

McTavishing in background

and in the center of the horn.  First time I’ve used the ribbon meander and I love it.

Vicki’s Tablecloth

I used a stencil for some of the blocks and then did a feather meander around them.

Nancy K’s baby quilt with a feather meander.

That’s all for today.  Hopefully I’ll get more of the photos cropped and ready to post.

Still piecing my own quilt for our Guild quilt show.  Now I’m working on the 72  6 inch sawtooth stars.  I must get finished by the end of June so I have time to quilt it.  I’d like to add additional borders to make it large enough for my bed, but we’ll see.

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Love Dr Seuss – Brightens My Day

The first part of the title is LOVE.

This “Quilt of Love” was made by the Sandhills Quilters Guild. It was given to a Guild member this past week because her husband passed away. It’s how our Guild shows that our members care about each other.

Blocks made by members of the Guild. Quilted by my friend, Jackie. The hearts in the middle of the heart block are perfect.


Dr. Seuss is next – rather a Dr. Seuss character called Lorax. I’m not familiar with him but I love this quilt anyway. The alternate blocks really set off the preprinted blocks. Would love to make it for grandchildren. You can purchase the kit (or fabric and pattern) from Linderella’s. Quilted with bubbles pantograph. I love how playful it looks.

The last quilt is springy and comforting, really brightens my day. Betty had leftover Moda squares and some magnolia fabric. She very cleverly combined them in this simple row quilt. The setting is so effective for these fabrics. Quilted using Anne Bright pattern called “blooming “feathers.”



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Bloggers Quilt Festival-Fall 2011

It’s always so much fun to look at all the quilts posted in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This year I thought I would post a quilt of mine.

This is a linen, wholecloth quilt.  I learned how to make this kind of quilt from a class by Cindy Needham.  The bridge tablecloth had embroidery on it so I design the quilting to enhance the embroidery.  I stitched it to a lovely piece of blue fabric and then quilted it.  I wanted it to have a pretty name and my husband suggested his grandmother’s name, Anna LaFrance.  The label is an old cocktail napkin and has a picture of her.  The hanging sleeve is a piece of lace.

This was the first quilt I’ve done of this type.  It was a trial run before I do a tablecloth that my Mom cross stitched.  I didn’t want to start with hers because I was so afraid I would ruin it.  Now I have the confidence to quilt her tablecloth.  It will be wonderful to be able to have something Mom made to snuggle in.

The Bloggers Quilt Festival can be found here


If you need a longarm quilter, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the comments section.

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Customer Quilt Show

Just a small quilt show of some recent customer quilts.

Barbara’s Batik Stars with Frisky Feathers Pantograph.  I love how these stars float.

Marian’s Snail Trail.  That might be Rosie Pantograph.

Marilyn’s Baby Pinwheels with Popcorn Pantograph using Sew Fine Thread.



Sandy’s Modern Blue/Grey Quilt with Bayside Pantograph

Vicky’s Bookcase quilt was a Round Robin that some friends made for her.  Custom quilting-feathers, flower background fill, wood meander, sid.

And Vicky’s Bird Quilt which has some embroidered blocks.

Pantograph in the center with custom in the border.

I love it when a customer picks up a quilt and I see delight in their eyes.  It makes my job so rewarding.

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